Then Laugh Poem with Lyrics

Build for yourself a strong box,
Fashion each part with care;
When its strong as your hand can make it,
Put all your troubles there;

Hide there all thought of your failures,
And each bitter cup that you quaff;
Lock all your heartaches within it,
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

Tell no one else its contents,
Never its secrets share;
When youve dropped in your care and worry
Keep them forever there;

Hide them from sight so completely
That the world will never dream half;
Fasten the strong box securely-
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

This poem is written by the poet Bertha Adams Backus.
It teaches the importance of hard work and the way how positively we should handle our failures.
Kids learn and enjoy the lyrics of the poem.
You can download the Then Laugh poem lyrics for free here.